Wiltshire County Council announced that residents will be paying for parking in the main car parks on Sundays.
David Ashford of Malmesbury called the decision crass and described its insensitivity.
He strongly expressed his displeasure, stating that there was no justification for the new fees.
He claimed that the council did not consider the disabled who needed cars to move around.
On providing a solution to make the council change their mind, he said, “Town Councillors can protest as much as they like but it is unlikely that the decision will be reversed, WCC members are politicians, they never listen to anybody except themselves.
“There was a suggestion that car parks should be boycotted during the week, perhaps not very helpful as the side streets would most likely be cluttered up with vehicles.
“Perhaps a better solution would be for everybody to park on Sundays and not pay. It would be interesting to see how traffic wardens would handle it if the car parks are full and how the WCC would react.”